Mission: Educate and promote the importance of polinators
Programs: Package bee order - provide members and non members with a source for honey bees to use to create new colonies. 180 beekeepers directly participated. Estimate that many thousands of homeowners, gardeners and farmers benefit from the bees presence, and from the products from the hive.
public outreach and education. Participate in various events to educate the public about bees and how important they are to agriculture, home gardens and the environment, contacting hundreds of people. Staff a swarm hotline to give the public an alternative to extermination of swarms and bees in structures, responding to 635 calls. Provide a beginning beekeeping class to the public, training 60 new beekeepers.